Sunday, December 11, 2005

William Joyce, artistic director of Artspace, nominated for Hollywood animators' awards for the movie Robots

Hollywood's Oscar in animation is the Annie Award, says Annie In the 33rd annual Annie Awards nominations for Character Design in an Animated Feature Production is William Joyce, for his design of Robots for 20th Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios.

Additionally, William Joyce and friend Steve Martino are nominated for an Annie in Production Design in an Animated Feature Production for their architecture on Robots.

Joyce's competition in the Character Design award are the creative personalities who developed the movies Corpse Bride, Madagascar, Chicken Little and Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

In their Production Design nomination for Robots Joyce and Martino are aligned with the makers of
the movies Chicken Little and Lilo & Stitch 2 as well as Madagascar and Wallace & Grommit.

Joyce, a Shreveporter, has won 2 Annies for his TV series Rolie Polie Olie. Additionally, he has 3 Emmies.

The 33rd Annie awards ceremony will take place Feb 4 at the historic Alex Theater, Glendale, CA. Ticket info at (818) 243-2539.

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